One of the most influential musicians of recent times: Adam Yauch of the Beastie Boys has just passed away – or passed on.
His – and the rest of the bands music – means a lot to me. /T
Adam Yauch on Buddhism in Shambhala Sun Magazine:
It just seemed like Buddhism, especially Tibetan Buddhism, because that’s mainly what I’ve been exposed to, was a real solid organization of teachings to point someone in the right direction. Some real well thought out stuff. But I don’t know, like, every last detail about Buddhism. (laughter)”
“I think the Dalai Lama is an amazing individual, but I think that Tibetans in general are really centered in the heart, coming from a real warm place. Real compassion. I think that all of the years that Tibet spent focused on Buddhism kind of affected the collective consciousness of Tibet and just kinda stayed in. It’s so deeply inlaid in the culture. It’s the closest thing that I’ve seen on the planet, as one culture, that really…the most advanced culture mentally, as opposed to our, uh, physical advancement.”